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International Students


Program Center

Deputy Hall 103
Summer office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Office hours (during the Academic Year): 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Phone: 218.755.4096
Fax: 218.755.2074

Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #13
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907


International Students

Enrolled International Students

The International Program Center is here to help you make your experience at Bemidji State University one you will remember for a lifetime. We can provide you with guidance to help make the transition easier and more fun. From helping you find employment on campus to providing information on immigration requirements, we are here to help every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to ask us for assistance at any time during your stay.

Resources for Enrolled Students

  • Employment - Learn about working on campus or special circumstances that might allow you to work off campus.
  • Immigration Links - Important links to government sites with immigration information.
  • Maintain Status  - What you need to know to maintain your F1 status.
  • Reduced Course Load - Learn about the limited but important exceptions to the "full course load of study" requirements. 
  • Travel - What you need to know about travel and re-entry as a student at BSU.
  • Visiting Canada - Learn about what you need to prepare for a short visit/vacation in Canada on a student F-1 visa.
  • Graduation invitation letters - Complete and submit this form to have our office print letters, inviting your out-of-country guests to the commencement ceremony.